Lisette Model: Photographs from the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada

Apr. 24–Oct. 21, 2018
Boca Raton Museum of Art

Lisette Model (1901-1983) is one of the most influential street photographers, best known for her direct portrayal of the peculiarities of average people captured candidly in everyday situations. She was born in Vienna and discovered photography when she moved to Paris and joined André Kertész’s circle. In 1937 she decided to become a photographer and the next year she immigrated to New York City. Model’s work appeared regularly in publications such as Harper’s Bazaar and her work was included in an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1940. She was also an influential artist and teacher who famously taught Diane Arbus.

Lisette Model is organized by the Boca Raton Museum of Art in partnership with the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada. Founding Partner of the Canadian Photography Institute is Scotiabank.

Presentation of Lisette Model in Boca Raton is made possible by the Museum’s Leadership Fund with major support generously provided by the Isadore & Kelly Friedman Foundation, Christine & Peter Raimondi, the Lisette Model Foundation, the Sokol Foundation, and those who wish to remain anonymous.

Additional support for the exhibition is generously provided by Gail & M. Adam Bankier, Tricia & Kevin Cooper, Jerome Dersh, Arina & Francis Feeney, June & Ira Gelb, Micki & Steven Hirsch, Mhegan & Andrew Kravit, Irvin Lippman & William Harkins, Nancy & Martin Mallinger, Carol & Paul Miller, Tamara & Richard Morgenstern, Sally & Robert Painter, Susan Resneck Pierce, and Julie & Charles Shide.

Sponsors

National Gallery of Canada
Canadian Photography Institute
Scotiabank

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Cafe Metropole by Lisette Model

Lisette Model, Café Metropole, New York, 1946, Gelatin silver print. Gift of the Estate of Lisette Model, 1990, by direction of Joseph G. Blum, New York, through the American Friends of Canada.

Lisette Model: Photographs from the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada

Photo: Jacek Gancarz

Lisette Model: Photographs from the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada

Photo: Jacek Gancarz